Charles Redwing prepares for retirement in just two months. After over twenty years with the United States Postal Service, Chuck is ready for a new chapter. Though he was never your stereotypical postal employee. Chuck always has a smile on his face, and wore costumes for every occasion to make fellow employees and customers laugh.
With retirement waiting in the wings and Chuck and his wife, Marlene, being empty-nesters, what does this next chapter look like for this colorful character? He shows no signs of slowing down, but rather spending more time on things that matter to him. Sure, there’s the honey-do list Marlene has prepared and spending time with his adult daughters, Crystal and Tiffany. But what Chuck also loves is devoting himself to volunteer work. Specifically his work with kids.
You can find Chuck volunteering with Reading Buddies at Tualatin Elementary. This is a program that pairs adults and kids together to not only help kids become better readers but help them develop a love for reading. Chuck has been partnered with the same student for the past two years and is excited to see his “buddy” again this school year.
Chuck is also a camp counselor at Royal Family Kids Camp. He’s taken a week off from work for over a decade to be at this special camp for Foster Kids. He works to make that week fun and memorable for the kids. For many kids in this system, this is the best week of their entire year.
For more information on how you can become a volunteer at Tualatin Elementary, call 503-431-4800. If you would like to learn more about Royal Family Kids Camps, visit portland.royalfamilykids.org.
Thank you, Chuck, for all you do in our community to make it a better place and keep us laughing!